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Middle English words for "people".

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Published by Almqvist & Wiksell in Stockholm .
Written in English


  • People (The English word),
  • English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Word frequency.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 301-305.

SeriesActa Universitatis Gothoburgensis. Gothenburg studies in English no. 27, Gothenburg studies in English ;, 27.
LC ClassificationsPE1599.P45 K55
The Physical Object
Pagination307 p.
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5109477M
LC Control Number74181970

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